Father Dave Belt
Father David Belt grew up in Emerson, a rural community of about 800 residents in Northeast Nebraska. He is the oldest of 6 boys. He attended Sacred Heart Grade School and Emerson-Hubbard High School. Upon graduation in 1978, he attended Wayne State College, earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Education Degree in December of 1982. Father Belt taught vocal and instrumental music at Allen Consolidated Schools in Allen, Nebraska, from 1983-1985. He entered the seminary at the Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity of the University of Saint Thomas, earning a Master of Divinity Degree in 1989. Ordained in 1990, Father Belt served for 2 years as associate pastor of Saint Patrick Parish in Fremont, with teaching/ campus ministry duties at Archbishop Bergan Catholic School. He was then assigned as associate pastor of Saint Stephen the Martyr Parish in Omaha from 1992-1995.
In the fall of 1995, Father Belt was appointed pastor of Saint Joseph Parish in Wisner, with teaching/ campus ministry duties at West Point Central Catholic High School. It was also at this time that he began a program of study at Wayne State College, earning his Master of Science in Education Degree in 2000. He served as the pastor of Sacred Heart/Saint Mary’s Parish in Norfolk, and president of Norfolk Catholic Schools from 2000 to 2010. Father Belt was appointed pastor of Saint Patrick Parish and president of Archbishop Bergan Catholic School in Fremont in 2010 and now has been assigned to St. Stephen the Martyr as our new pastor.
Father Belt has worked with parish councils, school boards, finance committees, and other committees and ministries in the parishes he has served. He has also led retreats and workshops for parish councils, school boards, and Catholic school faculties in the Archdiocese. Topics include Catholic identity, role and purpose of advisory boards, strategic planning, and spirituality of parish/school leaders. Father Belt has served on External Visitation Teams for state and AdvancED accreditation for Catholic schools.
Over the next few weeks, Father Belt will be settling into his new office and the rectory. Stop by and welcome him to the parish.
Mon-Fri: 6:30am, 8:15am
Sat: 8:00am, 5:00pm
Sun: 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am, Noon, 6:00pm
Reconciliation / Confession
Tues: 5:30pm-6:30pm or by apt.
Sat: 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Parish Office: (402) 896-9675
School Office: (402) 896-0754
Rel.Ed Office: (402) 896-5683
Youth Ministry: (402) 861-4509
Kidzone: (402) 896-4316
St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church
16701 "S" Street, Omaha, NE 68135